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In the Black Hills, Badlands & Lakes Region, Lead is located in Lawrence County northwest of Rapid City between Sturgis and the Wyoming state line. It lies on Alt US 14 near its junction with US 385.

At the time South Dakota was granted statehood in 1889, Lead was the state's largest city, home of thousands of immigrants mining gold ore, cutting timber and establishing a business community that dominated the economy of western South Dakota.

Today Lead's historic business district is witnessing changes that are restoring, rebuilding and revitalizing the community. New accommodations offer guests a variety of lodging alternatives and local landmarks are receiving facelifts.

Lead's future lies in its proximity to state and national monuments, memorials and parks, and scenic hiking and biking trails.

North America's largest producing gold mine still operates in Lead.

Presidents Park |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Blackstone Manor B&B |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Trailshead Lodge | White House Inn | Homestake Gold Mine |
RV campgrounds and dealers Deer Mountain Campground |

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05/24 Coming to The area
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Sturgis SD August5-11 Since 1938, Sturgis has welcomed motorcycle enthusiasts from across the United States and around the world to the annual Motorcycle Rally. Based out of this small community in the northern Black Hills, the Rally officially runs for seven days every August.